Thursday, January 7, 2021

What more can be said? So many brilliant minds and wonderful writers have said it all. We’ll look back on January 6, 2021 as a day of a failed Coup d’Etat in the U.S.A. Here is but one source among so very many.

Watching the news yesterday, non-stop from ~2pm through the evening, was among the most horrifying such sessions in memory. 9/11/01, the Challenger, and reaching back to the beginnings of my memories, assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and then Robert Kennedy.

So much about the day’s events stood out, not the least of which was watching thousands of white folk storming the Capitol, seemingly with little resistance–and told to go home. Is there anyone who doesn’t see the contrast with protests–PEACEFUL protests–that aren’t organized by the right, by white folk?

“An existential threat to our Republic” is a description of Trump I’m hearing this morning. These coup-plotters, urged on by Trump, supported pre-violence by members of our Congress, walked through the Capitol waving the Confederate flag, and tried to replace the American flag with a Trump flag.

Just so shameful, on so many levels.


But the day began with a happy video-call from Joe and Jackson. Jackson’s bout with molar-teething has passed, and he was as happy as could be. Below some shots of his affection with his dog Elli, and patiently awaiting breakfast…

Leaning in to rub noses with me and Frankie
Awaiting more breakfast–hurry!
Giving Ellie a nose-rub-kiss
And giving Ellie a hug